Spotify, a streaming music provider, today banned advertising from conservative education website PragerU. PragerU was founded by radio host and author Dennis Prager. The site produces animated videos about conservative ideas.
In a tweet, PragerU said "After only a couple weeks of advertising on @Spotify, they have made the decision to 'stop all existing ads and not approve any new ads coming through in the future.' Also, they cite 'additional compliance concerns with the content' on our website."
Spotify often features liberal advertising from politicians such as Beto O'Rourke.
In a statement, PragerU said "New platform, same results - more censorship of conservative ideas. We are still waiting for a reply from @Spotify as to which specific policy we didn't comply with and what content on our website they have concerns over."
PragerU tweeted several of their ads that were banned:
"Do you think America is racist? Is there a gender wage-gap? Should we get rid of the electoral college? Do you have questions? We've got answers. We're PragerU.com where you can find videos of life's big issues. So give us five minutes. We promise you'll learn something. Tap now to start watching."
"Hey you. Yeah, you. Are you paying too much for school and getting nothing out of it? Check out PragerU.com, an online resource of short videos on life's biggest questions. It's absolutely free and I promise you'll learn something. We're PragerU.com where you can find videos of life's big issues. So give us five minutes. We promise you'll learn something. Tap now to start watching."
"Here's a secret every woman knows: women want real men. Men they can count on and yes, look up to. No amount of feminist theory will change that. I don't know any woman at any age who is attracted to a passive man who looks to her to be his provider, protecter and leader. Every woman I know wants a strong, responsible man. Tap now to start watching."
Since President Trump's election, conservatives are increasingly squeazed from spreading their opinions online by Silicon Valley technology companies whose employees are politically opposed to conservative opinions. [Ed. Google recently removed the ability to advertise on Spero News' YouTube account without explanation.]
Spero News asked Spotify for a comment but we have not heard back from them in time for publication.
Clinton Gillespie is editor